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Hello, young viewers...

The one-two punch of TBS talk shows "Conan" and "Lopez Tonight" has in four months won over a key TV audience: young viewers.

The shows have become the late-night choice for viewers with an average age of 32 -- a coveted demographic for most advertisers.

It's not even a close race with the major network late-night shows. The average age of a Jay Leno or David Letterman viewer is 56. Jimmy Kimmel -- the youngest of the five major late-night talk show hosts at 43 -- attracts an audience that averages 51 years old.

What's making the unusual TBS pairing work with young viewers has a lot to do with being on cable, where the hosts have found fewer restrictions on their comedy.

Conan O'Brien and George Lopez are taking advantage of the freedom by cranking up the funny material.

"I came to this show thinking I just want to go for it in every single way creatively, and I don't want to overthink things. If someone has an idea and it sounds like 'Gee, I haven't seen that before,' we try it," O'Brien said.


Some royal rules...

Don't give the queen a friendly hug and don't tweet from the church.

That's just the start of the advice being offered to those attending Britain's April 29 royal wedding.

St. James' Palace says the guest list is an eclectic mix of European royalty, military personnel, charity workers, diplomats and friends of Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton. Some invitees will have been born into families that teach children to curtsy as soon as they can walk, but others may need a bit of help navigating the etiquette and protocol that such an important day demands.

Anyone who is invited to the royal wedding will be given detailed instructions on how and when to arrive at Westminster Abbey, where the wedding is being held.

The first rule: Don't be late.


Medvedev rocks...

President Dmitry Medvedev, an avid fan of Deep Purple, met the U.K. hard-rock group for tea in his residence outside Moscow on Tuesday on the eve of their concert in the Russian capital, Russian news wires said.

Following his meeting with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Medvedev played a Deep Purple song at full volume on a reel-to-reel tape recorder as he greeted the musicians, ITAR-TASS reported. Drummer Ian Paice gave his drum sticks to the president.

Medvedev, 45, got his love for Deep Purple, who pioneered heavy rock with songs such as "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star," when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy living in a cramped two-room apartment on the outskirts of Leningrad in the late 1970s. Deep Purple was flown to Moscow in February 2008, weeks before he was elected president, to be the guests of honor at a concert in the Kremlin and met him.

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